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Crisis Support Clinician #29683

Crisis Support Clinician

Salary: $65K - $70K

3+ years of experience providing services to adults who experience mental illness, substance use disorders and may have symptoms related to traumatic brain injury and experiences of trauma and 1+ year experience working with homeless populations required

A service provider for the homeless is seeking an experienced Crisis Support Clinician. In this role, you will be a part of the Housing Stabilization Team and will work closely with the housing department’s programs and teams to develop and offer solution-focused interventions that promote stability, wellness, and recovery, with the goal of ultimately restoring housing environments to their non-crisis state as quickly and efficiently as possible.

Responsibilities

  • Crisis Support Clinician will provide in-person behavioral health crisis assessments to tenants across the housing portfolio
  • Provide onsite tenant stabilization and intervention services which are focused on alleviating the crisis state, reducing harm, and reducing symptoms 
  • Provide debriefing support services to tenants who may have been directly or indirectly impacted by an onsite traumatic event, i.e., tenant death, non-fatal overdose, violent episode, displacement by flood, fire, or other event 
  • Cultivate and coordinate support services related to accessing after-hours resources such as detox, respite beds, medical and psychiatric medication evaluation, and medication management 
  • Provide guidance, feedback, and training to supervisees to ensure 1) the effective use of evidence-based practices and philosophies into engagement strategies, and 2) the selection of interventions based on each tenant’s assessed readiness and expressed interest in order to support long-term recovery
  • Develop safety plans for tenants, and clinical risk response plans as indicated for the Case Management staff
  • Utilize timely, effective, informative documentation practices in remaining current with all forms of electronic and paper documentation as required for tenant records, data collection, and billing

 Requirements

  • Master’s Degree or higher in a related field (i.e. social work, clinical psychology, counseling, etc.)
  • LICSW, LMHC, or other qualified licensure (e.g.: LCSW) or the ability to obtain licensure within 6 months of hire
  • Currently certified in, or have the ability to achieve CPR and First Aid certification within 3 months of hire
  • Current Hoarding Certification, or ability to obtain one within one year of hire
  • 3+ years of experience providing services to adults who experience mental illness, substance use disorders and may have symptoms related to traumatic brain injury and experiences of trauma and 1+ year experience working with homeless populations
  • Valid driver’s license and the willingness and ability to drive as part of the performance of job duties, including responding to on-call needs
  • Strong commitment to the right of each person with mental health/substance use and medically complex challenges to live in community residences, to work in market jobs, and to have access to helpful, adequate, competent, and continuous supports and services of their own choosing 
  • Experience and knowledge of recovery models and practice, including strengths-based work and harm reduction
  • Demonstrated expertise in developing and writing risk assessments
  • Ability to utilize effective crisis intervention techniques
  • Proficiency in word processing and other computer functions  
  • Demonstrated professional communication and organizational skills

Categories: Direct Hire| Miscellaneous Jobs, Region| Metro Boston - Massachusetts

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